Hate Crime Statistics Act
|Long title||An Act to provide for the acquisition and publication of data about crimes that manifest prejudice based on certain group characteristics.|
|Nicknames||Hate Crime Statistics Act of 1990|
|Enacted by||the 101st United States Congress|
|Effective||April 23, 1990|
|Statutes at Large||104 Stat. 140|
|Titles amended||28 U.S.C.: Judiciary and Judicial Procedure|
|U.S.C. sections amended||28 U.S.C. § 534|
The Hate Crime Statistics Act, 28 U.S.C. § 534 (HCSA), passed in 1990 and modified in 2009 by the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, requires the Attorney General to collect data on crimes committed because of the victim's race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. The bill was signed into law by George H. W. Bush, and was the first federal statute to "recognize and name gay, lesbian and bisexual people." Since 1992, the Department of Justice through one of its agencies, the FBI, has jointly published an annual report on hate crime statistics.
- "FBI — Hate Crime Statistics Act". FBI.
- Hate Crimes Protections Timeline Archived 2014-04-01 at the Wayback Machine., National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Retrieved on 05-04-2007.
- "Hate Crime Statistics, 2004". Federal Bureau of Investigation. U.S. Department of Justice.
- "FBI — Latest Hate Crime Statistics Report Released". FBI.
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